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    Default Jack Daniels Hive

    As cold weather sets in, I have some time to play with decorating hives again. Here is my newest method..vintage tin signs with crackle paint.
    Click on the slideshow to see photos of steps to make hive, click on my facebook page for more details. I really need to make some videos, as the brush stroke method is importaint for your crackle success. Maybe Santa will bring me a tripod and small video camera

    Here's the slideshow:
    http://s425.photobucket.com/albums/p...1&t=1352668791

    Facebook page:
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Miller...56954971040510



    Remember when decorating your hives, generally the hives will be viewed at a bit of a distance. Your decorations need to be large enough to be noticed.

    Hope this gives you some ideas!
    Here is the link the the beesource thread about this hive top material. Second page about half way down:
    http://www.beesource.com/forums/show...-for-hive-tops

    Specs:
    http://www.dricore.com/en/eIndex.aspx

    Last edited by Lauri; 11-11-2012 at 03:51 PM.

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    Default Re: Jack Daniels Hive

    very nice.
    Im really not that serious

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    Default Re: Jack Daniels Hive

    Nice looking hive. As soon as I saw the thread name I thought " Lauri is at it again." Hope you get your camera.

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    If you weren't so far away, I'd come steal that hive.
    Cool.
    Dan www.boogerhillbee.com
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    Default Re: Jack Daniels Hive

    Here's the next one:



    This will go great on my hive with bullet holes. Is this too political for Beesource?

    Last edited by Lauri; 11-11-2012 at 05:40 PM.

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    Default Re: Jack Daniels Hive

    Very cool!!!

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    Default Re: Jack Daniels Hive

    I like the bullet holes.
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    Default Re: Jack Daniels Hive

    You gonna decorate one with some of those mallard wings?

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    Default Re: Jack Daniels Hive

    Are the bullet holes the entrances to the hive?

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    Default Re: Jack Daniels Hive

    Quote Originally Posted by JRG13 View Post
    Are the bullet holes the entrances to the hive?
    LOL -That is a great idea!
    I have this tin for Ducks Unlimited. (The wings work Great for brushing off the bees)



    I would really like to find out how to camo dip a hive or get a few box's done somewhere



    I really like a western look too. But black and silver colors are easy to find and put together.

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    Default Re: Jack Daniels Hive

    I'd like a Mitch McConnell hive...
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    Default Re: Jack Daniels Hive

    Quote Originally Posted by BeeCurious View Post
    I'd like a Mitch McConnell hive...
    ? What's that ?
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    Default Re: Jack Daniels Hive

    Lauri, where do you find those tins? Camo is probably one of the harder patterns to do and make it look good. I imagine some kind of wrap would be easier to find and apply depending on the pattern. If you want the more realistic Realtree patterns anyways.

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    Default Re: Jack Daniels Hive

    Yup, that's the thing, it has to be realistic. When we were in elk camp, I read an advertisement for camo dipping..skulls, guns, etc. I have yet to check it out. Probably too expensive for a hive body..a wrap it probably the way to go.

    Amazon.com for vintage tin signs and bullet hole stickers. SIgns are about $9.00 each.

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    Default Re: Jack Daniels Hive

    I'm sick, yes sick I tell you of LAURI!

    Lauri made this, Lauri made that, Lauri's working on a new space shuttle! Lauri is off big game hunting or scuba diving in the Titanic to recover lost treasures! Lauri has engineered a bee that that has no diseases or pests that bother them.........
    I hate LAURI..........but love to see her work!

    (Some guy who flunked hammer 101).......

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    Default Re: Jack Daniels Hive

    Those are really cool. My son prints wraps. He could print those out and run them through his laminator to protect the print through the winter. Thanks for the idea!! I may get him to print me up some Ky Wildcat scenes.

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    I have had one sign out in the weather for two years. It has faded very slightly. I spray mine now with a light coat of spar urethane to seal it and will be placing them on the north side of the hives-(when possible) to avoid excessive UV rays.

    SNL, I'll leave the bee engineering to Monsanto. I believe they are way ahead of my pathetic attempts at genetic manipulations.
    Oh oh, now I've done it! I've mentioned Monsanto..Let the verbal war begin.

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    Default Re: Jack Daniels Hive

    Your hives inspire me.....so I had to give it a try


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    Default Re: Jack Daniels Hive

    Nice!

    Here the real deal..Biker Bees!

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    Default Re: Jack Daniels Hive

    Lauri you could with someone who wraps vehicles to see if they have a realtree wrap.
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